Venice Beach Skate Dance Area on 0212 2008

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Not the scene these days that Central Park’s roller disco spot is, the skate dance area at Venice Beach (near the Public Art Walls) hosts plenty of dedicated roller boogie-oogiers, particularly on weekends. Some dance on blades, some on old school four-on-the-floor skates. Are you phreak enough to disappear down this hip-hop roller-disco rabbit hole? Un-huh, un-huh…

Ocean Park Playground on 0212 2008

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Ocean Front Walk & Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 9 Map Popular beach-side gathering place for local toddlers and parents. Nearby parking, food concession, beach rental and rest rooms.

Perry’s Café & Rentals (end of Ocean Park) on 0212 2008

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2600 Ocean Front Walk (end of Ocean Park) Santa Monica, CA 90495 Phone: (310) 584-9306 Map Concession stand weiners. Mmm mmm, good.

South Santa Monica Beach Playground on 0212 2008

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Barnard Way & Sea Colony Dr. Santa Monica, CA 90405 Map Nice smaller and generally quieter beach-side park near the border of Santa Monica and Venice. Parking-adjacent. Rest rooms nearby.

Sea Shore Motel on 0212 2008

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Old school motel on Main. Less luxe but more authentic than the big garish hotels on Ocean.

AMF Bayshore Lanes on 0212 2008

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Cold Bud in bowling pin bottles. Questions? If you’re looking to bowl in Santa Monica, this is the place. There are lots of lanes and a bar. Which is pretty much all any bowler needs. Unless you’re a kid, then there’s burgers and chips and soda and candy.

Main Street News on 0212 2008

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Say you want to read something beside the Internet. Like a magazine, say. Stop reading this and go to Main Street News. Hook up with something tactile. See if I care.

Perry’s Venice One Stop (end of Rose Ave) on 0212 2008

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Another Perry’s, this one in the beach parking lot at Rose Ave. looking a little like a bunker. One of eight Santa Monica and Venice locations renting bikes, blades, beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, boogie boards, volleyballs, storage lockers and more. KCRW members get a 15% discount. Private and corporate groups of all sizes accommodated.

Spokes ‘N Stuff Rentals (Santa Monica) on 0212 2008

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Bike and blade rentals just south of the Santa Monica Pier. Also, repairs and sales of new and used gear. Con: Yes, nerds, Spokes ‘N Stuff rents Segways. Terrorize people on the boardwalk if you must. Pro: They sell chalk blocks for use on the various adjacent gym apparati. I’ll be the guy doing the iron cross.

Muscle Beach Venice on 0211 2008

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Muscle Beach Venice is located two blocks north of Venice Blvd on Ocean Front Walk in the Venice Recreation Center, Earth. Where some of the over-buff creatures there actually come from is a matter for the Star Council.

While it’s often referred to as Muscle Beach these days, the recreation center’s weightlifting/bodybuilding facilities are not the site of the original Muscle Beach (the Muscle Beach of yore, which is a few miles up the beach near the Santa Monica Pier).

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